Xenophobia

Why immigrants succeed in the spaza space – it’s complicated

In February, immigrant shopkeepers were violently targeted by South Africans who claimed they were stealing jobs and bringing down the economy. On Tuesday, the Institute...

Xenophobia Permeates All Levels Of South African Politics

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema made news headlines a few weeks ago when he questioned whether former president Jacob Zuma's children Duduzane...

Afrophobia: South Africa’s selective xenophobia

This month, Afrophobia was back in the news. Incidents of violence and hostility towards immigrants are becoming so commonplace that South Africa is quickly...

The Holocaust and Genocide Centre Remembers The 2008 Xenophobic Attacks

It's been 10 years since the 2008 xenophobic attacks that took place throughout the country, claiming the lives of 60 people and injuring hundreds....

Africa Day: Exploitation ‘Driving’ Xenophobia in Cape Town

Escalating xenophobia in South Africa is tarnishing its "Rainbow Nation''. But over the past year, the spotlight has increasingly shifted focus to...

The fight against sexism and GBV must include migrant, refugee women

By Terri Maggott On August 2 2019, numerous reports of violent femicides sent shockwaves through the nation. In the...

A Johannesburg, Migration Love Letter

I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa's Great Metropolis is a collection of 13 narrations that looks...

African Countries Demand Accountability For South African Xenophobia

South Africa has been gripped by xenophobic violence in the past years. For the past ten years or so, there have been...

How xenophobia affects children: “I miss my school, and my teachers,...

In the latest video in its Voices from the Camps series, non-profit organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) profiled nine-year-old DOLLY MAKWAKWA, who was born...

Rosettenville’s mob justice against illegal activities isn’t as simple as it...

On Sunday, 5 February, a group of over 100 residents from in and around Rosettenville, Johannesburg, gathered on Verona Street in protest against drug...

Xenophobia: We Will Reap What We Sow

There's been a lot of middle-class hand-wringing about recent events, from the toppling of Rhodes to the latest outbreak of xenophobic attacks. But complacent...

Xenophobia: a symptom of South Africa’s disillusionment

Xenophobia: an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. That's how the resurgence of violent attacks, directed at foreign nationals living...

Why are immigrants soft targets for local frustrations?

Over the past month, South Africa has experienced a recent resurgence in xenophobic violence. With the looting of shops and destruction of houses belonging...

Claim That Zama Zamas Pose Threat To JHB Is “Xenophobic” –...

The City of Johannesburg is on the brink of impending doom. Well, that is according to a Sunday Times report from November 25. Quoting...

Israel Is An Apartheid State

In our second op-ed for Israeli Apartheid Week, ALIE KOMAPE takes a look at how Israel’s racism and apartheid tactics oppress and violate not...

Nationalist pro-South African hashtags spread hate online

South Africa has a fatal history of violence against foreign nationals, particularly other Africans. In May 2008, 62 people died as a...

Durban: Xenophobic Attacks On Malawian People

Walking into Sherwood play plot, two huge erected white tents welcome you. Despair, uncertainty, and confusion is written all over the faces of the...

Why single stories that fuel xenophobia are dangerous

"They're stealing our jobs" is a dangerous single story that fuels xenophobia and misdirects community anger. It is ironic that in the same month that...

Immigrants standing against illegal activity in Rosettenville face hostility from community

Monday in Rosettenville was an odd day. A delegation of government officials, including Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, were doing the rounds visiting suburbs...

Xenophobic Attacks Return In Durban

AS TOLD TO During the March/April xenophobic attacks in Durban, a group of Congolese men in Philani, uMlazi Y...
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